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Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Review Date: Jan 28, 2006 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated

Pros: 10mm, build, price
blurred image, noise

Overall build is ok. IF there is focus lag it's not noticeble.

What I don't like is the fact that after roughly 300 shots all my pictures came out blurred or soft in all lighting conditions be it flash, indoor and direct sunlight.

There is also more noticeble noise compared to my canon efs 17-85.

I was really looking forward to this lens but after buying it I'm very disappointed with the results! My point and shoot cameras produce better images than what I get from this!!

I hope its just a QC problem as others pointed out but just surveying this review forum there are at least 30% of complaining the same thing!

I've been shooting for 20 years with Nikon SLRs and am now using a canon eos dslr.

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Review Date: Jan 28, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: $480.00 | Rating: 2 

Pros: good build and ergonomics. works well the eos 350d
slight distortion, blured image in all lighting situations

If the images are blurred then what's the use buying the lens. I would pay US$300 more for a better one. If its a QC issue then it's just my luck. These digital products are quite poor with Quality assurance but that's another story.

I got it a week ago and shot about 200 images with it. all images were too soft in all lighting situations including direct sunlight!

The lens unlike my 17-85efs also significantly showed more noise using the same settings.

I'll re-post if its me or a QC issue. BUt after more than 200 images and lots of fiddling with it on my 350d it could really be a qc issue or just the level of image quality the lens can manage.